Jillian Weise is a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. Her first book of poetry, The Amputee's Guide to Sex, was recently reissued in a 10th anniversary edition with a new preface. Her second book of poetry, The Book of Goodbyes, won the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2013 Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Cyborg Detective is her third poetry collection. Weise identifies as a cyborg, and her essays on cyborg identity and disability rights have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and elsewhere. She hosts a series of satirical videos highlighting literary ableism under the persona Tispy Tullivan.